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School briefs

December 13, 2004

Registration dates for kindergarten set


Registration dates for kindergarten and pre-kindergarten children have been scheduled by Washington County Public Schools for the 2005-06 school year.

To be eligible for pre-kindergarten, a child must be 4 years old by Sept. 1, 2005. To be eligible for kindergarten, a child must be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2005.

Registration will be held at school locations on the following Wednesdays: Feb. 9, 2005, April 6, 2005, May 11, 2005, and July 13, 2005.

To enroll a child, the following must be provided: birth certificate, Social Security number, immunization record, blood lead screening and proof of residency (current property tax bill, rental bill, utility bill, mortgage statement or credit card bill) with parent name and address on it. A driver's license may not be used. The child also will need to have a physical before the start of school.

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For information, call the Office of Early Childhood and Elementary Education at 301-766-2988 or 301-766-2955, or go to the kindergarten registration page of the WCPS Web site at www.wcboe.k12.md.us/content/d_i_kindergarten.cfm.

Students visit D.C. landmarks


Antietam Academy High School students visited the Holocaust Museum and other landmarks in Washington, D.C., during a November field trip.

The Social Studies and English departments worked together to incorporate issues of tolerance related to World War II and the Holocaust for the students.

Stories, especially of children, were shared, and issues of prejudice and hatred and the impact on Holocaust victims were discussed.

The students also visited the Air and Space Museum and the Museum of Natural History.

South Hagerstown to host two concerts


Music groups from South Hagerstown High School will present two concerts this week.

The school's concert and orchestra will perform Wednesday at 7 p.m., and the wind ensemble and the jazz band will perform Thursday at 7 p.m.

Both concerts will be in the South Hagerstown High School auditorium. Donations are requested, but not required. Refreshments will be served after both concerts.

Financial Aid Night planned in Pa.


WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Counseling Department of Waynesboro Area Senior High School will host "Financial Aid Night," for parents and students in grades 9-12 on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium.

The program will provide information on completing the FASFA, the Student Aid Report, loans, grants, scholarships and other options available for paying for college.

A financial aid officer from Shippensburg (Pa.) University and a financial services representative will present the program.

For information, contact the counseling department at 1-717-762-1191.

Students collect canned food items


BOONSBORO - The Boonsboro High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America coordinated a canned food drive prior to Thanksgiving.

Each first-period class brought in canned food items, with final total coming to 2,900. The collection was completed in time for the Salvation Army to pick up the donations before Thanksgiving weekend.

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